Monday, August 01, 2005

Those who don't understand the past

Are doomed to re-write it:
Tiahrt’s push to switch, in the Washington DC hall of statues, from George W. Glick, a forgotten figure in 19th-century Kansas politics, to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, the supreme allied commander in Europe from Abilene, Kan. His only ties to Kanas was that he grew up in Abilene. He never returned to Kansas.“Every Kansan that I brought here had the same problem,” said Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), who spearheaded the effort to replace the statues. “They didn’t understand who these people were.” But Glick was no political slouch. A lawyer, farmer and statesman, he fought for the Union in the Civil War and was elected governor of Kansas as a Democrat.

So according to Tiahrt, if you don’t understand history, just re-write it.
Thanks to The Idiot's Factor: Todd Tiahrt's Folly.